Galaxy Fold folds in first 24 hours


Wow, just wow. Three out five reviewers’ Galaxy Fold gave up the ghost within hours.

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10 responses to “Galaxy Fold folds in first 24 hours”

  1. Tiny

    Wow, just wow. What reviewers? What does gave up the ghost mean?

  2. simont

    It does look pretty cool when it worked. I did see some people were removing a plastic screencover that they were not supposed to (and nothing saying that they should not remove).

    Personally I will wait for Gen 2 before considering. And hopefully the price comes down from $1990

    • wright_is

      In reply to simont:

      Allegedly the instructions that came with the phone said you shouldn't remove the foil... But who RTFMs these days? :-S

      But even those that left the foil on weren't immune to problems, one had a "bump" appear on the fold, which eventually killed the display.

      • karlinhigh

        In reply to wright_is:

        When I sell laptops to older-generation people, sometimes they expect a manual. I have a standard response: "I don't know of any computer makers that ship manuals anymore. All they'll have is a paper in 8 different languages telling you not to eat the device. The manual's on their website, I'll download and print it for you."

        • wright_is

          In reply to karlinhigh:

          I still fondly remember the HP MS-DOS manuals that came with their Vectra business PCs in the late 80s, early 90s. 2 A5 ring bound manuals with a couple of hundred pages!

          Or the VAX manuals, a whole wall full of A4 ring bound manuals.

          The great thing about that was, if the PC went titsup (Totally Inability To Search Utility Pages), you could still grab the paper manual and go through the commands and parameters for things like fdisk.

  3. Paul Thurrott

    I'm pretty sure there are more than five reviewers with a Galaxy Fold. :)

  4. pvcoco

    You've got to know when to hold 'em 

    Know when to fold 'em 

    Know when to walk away 

    And know when to run

    For some reason I'm thinking of this song, lol...

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